THE VISION

Transform our civilization

The Philos-Sophia Initiative aims to facilitate a transformative impact upon our civilization through the recovery of the “vertical” aspect of cosmic reality, based upon the philosophical and scientific discoveries of Wolfgang Smith. The Initiative proposes a dynamic outreach — especially via innovative digital media — to minds profoundly committed to truth, inviting them to an encounter with a comprehensive worldview that integrates the fundamental discoveries of physics into the perennial wisdom of mankind.

THE NEED

Love of wisdom

There exists at present a glaring discrepancy between what the discipline known as “philosophy” was in ancient times, and what it has come to be in our day. Whereas the word itself signifies “love of wisdom,” even a cursory glance at a contemporary Department of Philosophy reveals precious little sophia  in its ranks — what to speak of philos:  of love!  Yet the need for a veritable philos-sophia  is with us still, and has in fact only been exacerbated by the pseudo-philosophical doctrines that have usurped its place. Neither science moreover — let alone the ubiquitous scientism which masquerades as such — can fill that pressing need. Nor, for that matter, can religion even in its highest form; for as history amply confirms: as our cosmos flattens, so as a rule do our faith and our theology.

THE MISSION

authentic philosophy  &  youth outreach

The mission of the Philos-Sophia Initiative shall be to promote the restitution of authentic philosophy, based upon the ontological resolution of the quantum reality problem. It is our hope, and indeed our expectation, that this rectification of the contemporary Weltanschauung — which connects our most fundamental science with the categories of authentic philosophy — will lead not only to a restitution of philosophy, but to new and as yet undreamed-of domains of scientific research as well. And finally: the Initiative intends to prioritize an outreach to the young designed to discover and promote philosophic talent wherever it may be found, ad majorem gloriam Dei.

Wolfgang’s Weekly

21 July 2021
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Subcorporeal Physics and Vertical Causation

3 May 2021
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Tag: Philosophy of Physics,

Restoring Sense to the Universe: A Review of ‘The Vertical Ascent’

15 April 2021
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Tag: Book Review,

Pondering the Brave New Particle Physics

29 March 2021
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Tag: Particle Physics,

Irreducible Wholeness and Dembski’s Theorem

11 March 2021
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Tag: Cosmology, Mathematics, Vertical Causation,

Scientism as Neo-Gnosticism

25 February 2021
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Tag: Interview, Cosmology, Scientism,

From Subcorporeal Physics to the Rediscovery of the Corporeal

28 January 2021
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Tag: Philosophy of Physics, Top-Down Causation, Vertical Causation,

From the Prologue to ‘The Vertical Ascent’ (II)

15 January 2021
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Cosmology, Metaphysics,

From the Prologue to ‘The Vertical Ascent’ (I)

11 December 2020
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Cosmology, Metaphysics,

The Tale of Tati

28 November 2020
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Tag: Book Review, Malachi Martin, Animals,

Reflections on Top-Down Causation

11 September 2020
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Tag: Quantum Theory, Top-Down Causation, Vertical Causation,

Causal Emergence and Vertical Causation

13 August 2020
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Tag: Information Theory, Vertical Causation, Ontology,

Gnosticism Today

29 June 2020
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Tag: Evolution, Ideology, Scientism,

The Mystery of Visual Perception

7 May 2020
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Tag: Philosophy, Metaphysics, Visual Perception,

Vertical Causation and Wholeness

25 March 2020
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Tag: Philosophy of Physics, Vertical Causality, Wholeness,

Preface to the Persian Edition of ‘Ancient Wisdom and Modern Misconceptions’

27 February 2020
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Traditional Sciences, Metaphysics,

Four Ideas of Nature and the Vindication of Aristotle

15 January 2020
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Tag: Philosophy, Greek Physics, Metaphysics,

To Be or Not To Be an Apple

17 December 2019
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Tag: Philosophy of Physics, Quantum Theory, Visual Perception,

Evolutionist Scientism: Darwinist, Theistic, and Einsteinian

26 November 2019
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Tag: Evolution, Scientism, Astrophysics,

Astrology: The Science of Wholeness

28 October 2019
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Tag: Physics, Traditional Sciences, Wholeness,

From Cosmos to Multiverse: The Ominous Descent

21 September 2019
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Tag: Philosophy, Cosmology, Philosophy of Physics,

The Tripartite Wholeness

15 August 2019
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Tag: Cosmology, Philosophy of Physics, Wholeness,

Pondering Bohmian Mechanics

3 July 2019
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Tag: Quantum Theory, Wholeness, David Bohm,

Do We Perceive the Corporeal World?

3 June 2019
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Tag: Philosophy, Visual Perception, Psychology,

Science, Scientism, and Spirituality

6 May 2019
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Tag: Cosmology, Human Nature, Scientism,

Lost in Math: The Particle Physics Quandary

10 April 2019
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Tag: Cosmology, Quantum Theory, Particle Physics,

Does Physics Admit a Teleology?

18 March 2019
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Tag: Cosmology, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics,
Cosmic Ics - Physics and Vertical Causation: the End of Quantum Reality

Surveying the Integral Cosmos: A Review of Physics & Vertical Causation

25 February 2019
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Book Review, Physics and Vertical Causation,

Do We Know the Electron?

23 January 2019
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Tag: Cosmology, Quantum Theory, Metaphysics,

“Progress” in Retrospect: Part III

29 October 2018
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Tag: Modernity, Human Nature, Theology,

“Progress” in Retrospect: Part II

20 September 2018
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Tag: Modernity, Technology, Industrialism,

“Progress” in Retrospect: Part I

14 August 2018
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Tag: Modernity, Cosmology, Astronomy,

Ontological Dimensions of Causation

7 June 2018
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Tag: Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics,

Vertical Causation (III): Vertical Causality and the “Limit Theorems”

18 April 2018
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Philosophy of Science, Vertical Causality,

Vertical Causation (II): Corporeal Strata and The Distinction

11 April 2018
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Philosophy of Physics, Vertical Causality,

Vertical Causation (I): Matter and Form

4 April 2018
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Tag: Philosophy, Greek Physics, Aristotle,

On the Scientific Implications of Vertical Causality

12 March 2018
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Tag: Philosophy of Science, Vertical Causality, Science,

What is a “Proof” of God?

6 March 2018
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Tag: Natural Theology, Human Nature,

Unmasking “AI”

22 February 2018
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Tag: Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Science,

The Distinction and the Priority of Philosophy

2 February 2018
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Tag: Wolfgang Smith, Philosophy, Quantum Theory,

From Schrödinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

1 February 2018
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Tag: Philosophy, Quantum Theory, Metaphysics,